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    mali muso, Cassandra Waites

    heartbreaking enough when natural disasters destroy human cultural treasures, but it is reprehensible when humans destroy the lights of our past. Like the Taliban who blew up the rock Buddhas, these militants will be nothing more than the future dust in the winds of the World; it is tragic that they will have taken some of the most beautiful works of human hands with them.

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